A new store opened a few months ago in a shopping area I go to occasionally. It is called Daiso. It is a Japanese store and I understand there are 29 of them now in the U.S. I finally had to chance to explore it.
From their website:
"Daiso‘s mission is to help customers “Find Surprises &
I purchased one of their plastic carrier bags because I liked the graphics. ($1.50)
The store is large and airy and very clean and well organized.
I also purchased one of these little collapsable tents or umbrellas to put over food. I don't really know what you call them but it was $1. I smiled when I saw them. I think the last time I owned one was in the 60's and it was larger.
Daiso is on the order of our dollar stores - many things were a dollar and I don't think anything was more than 3 dollars. I had a good time looking. There were some things I didn't quite know the use for and all labels are in Japanese.
Have you heard of Daiso? I will definitely go back, maybe not often but once in awhile. It was just fun to browse through their store.